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On my LA, I have one rim 8"x24"which is rusted out but still have the tire on it and holding air. I have a new blank rim and a set of lug brackets to make me a new rim for my LA. Everything is measured and drilled, my rivets arrived today.

Does anyone have any experience of riveting the brackets to the rim? I am open to suggestions.
My plan is to use my hydraulic 20 ton press to squeeze the rivets.

My rivets are 7/8" long x 7/16" dia. The thickness of the brackets and rim material is 1/4". I need to cut down my rivets. Any ideas how much rivet material should I be pressing?

Scott in Texas
 

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UPDATE:

Today I riveted the lug brackets to the rims. I am very pleased the results. I was able to use my free standing 20-ton press. The press did a nice job at squeezing out the steel rivets and flattening the rivets. Sure beat trying to hammer a 7/16" rivet and backing up the rivet.

The red hot rivet idea sound good, I just did not have enough hands to tackle that procedure.

Scott in Texas
 
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